Sequels to 2009’s “Friday the 13th” reboot and “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut” are suddenly looking a lot more likely after a complicated bit of Hollywood deal-making between Paramount and Warner Bros.
The deal involves Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie “Interstellar,” which had been in development at Paramount as a possible project for Steven Spielberg. When Nolan got involved, Warner Bros. (who distributed Nolan’s blockbuster Batman trilogy and “Inception”) wanted in.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount worked out a deal that allowed Warner Bros. to join in on “Interstellar.” As part of the deal, Warner Bros. agreed to give up its stake in Paramount franchises “Friday the 13th” and “South Park” (the complicated history on both projects goes way back and THR details it all).
Bottom line: Paramount now has five years to produce sequels to “Friday” and “Park” without Warner Bros. involved. So they need to get moving quickly, and fans should get to see Jason Voorhees and Eric Cartman back on the big screen.